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The Ultimate DHL Tracking API Solution

DHL is one of the largest logistics solutions and parcel delivery companies in the world. Universal delivery on this scale requires universal tracking capability, which is just one of the features of Ship24's comprehensive tracking API.

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DHL is one of the largest logistics solutions and package delivery companies in the world. Universal delivery on this scale requires universal tracking capability, which is just one of the features of Ship24's comprehensive tracking API.

Get started by integrating your DHL tracking API with Ship24 within a few minutes and experience the benefits and features that it can provide to your site.

What are my DHL package tracking options?

DHL is a leading courier company that offers various ways to send packages globally, with tracking available so customers and businesses can keep track of their packages in real-time. Despite this being relatively well known, many still take to google to find out how to track their package, with one of the most common questions being: "Where is my DHL package?"

Luckily, tracking DHL packages has become simple and DHL tracking is available through the website, which is useful for individual and infrequent buyers - who only deal with DHL - wanting to keep track of a single package. In this case, after a person has purchased a package and the handler has been identified as DHL, they can head to the DHL website to keep track of their package.

However, several instances have led to this becoming a less efficient way of tracking their DHL package. Some of these are as follows:

  • The buyer shops at various marketplaces and platforms, meaning that they need to track multiple couriers, not just DHL, and therefore require a more all-encompassing method of global package tracking
  • The buyer chooses different shipping methods depending on the urgency of their order and the destination of their package, meaning the couriers again may vary and thus they cannot rely on solely heading to the DHL website
  • DHL subcontract the delivery in some countries to other couriers, therefore they will not be able to receive the latest and most up-to-date information on their package status and location

The above circumstances, among others, have led people to use specialist universal tracking services from companies like Ship24.

What tracking information can I get from a DHL tracking API?

With a tracking API, you will have access to all DHL tracking statuses as well as tracking multiple shipments from all the DHL services. Choose Ship24 for its blazing-fast integration, auto-courier detection, dedicated in-house support team, and many more!

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How can a tracking API optimize DHL package tracking?

The difference between DHL and Ship24 is that while global DHL tracking can only track DHL packages, the universal Ship24 tracking system allows users to track any package worldwide. The Ship24 tracking system works with over 1,200 couriers and thousands of online shops, which gives it the capability to track packages being carried with multiple handlers internationally.

Indeed, because of the numerous connections that the Ship24 tracking system has with globally located couriers, it can promise powerful universal tracking options through its services.

This means that buyers who purchase an order online which is being delivered by DHL, no longer have to track with DHL tracking services. Equally, people who purchase with FedEx, USPS, UPS, China Post and Japan Post no longer need to visit those individual websites to track their packages. Buyers can rest assured that they can globally track their DHL package all in one place, with the Ship24 tracking system.

Simply go to the Ship24 website and enter your DHL tracking number to begin universal tracking on your package from any of the above couriers and many, many more.

This being said, businesses and frequent buyers have needed to take their tracking capabilities a level further. Especially regarding business-to-business shipping, many are looking to harness a dedicated system that can integrate with their system directly, so they do not even need to visit a website. This can be done through a tracking API.

This is where, again, Ship24 can offer one of the top tracking services, through its universal tracking API options. The tracking API once integrated directly with a business can offer all of the same powerful tracking capabilities of the website but this time available instantly for your business.

Tracking a package from DHL or any other courier through this method is even more efficient, securing Ship24 as the go-to global DHL tracking solution for businesses.

How can a DHL tracking API help my business?

A universal DHL tracking API is one of the most sought-after tools for companies who regularly use the company and want to keep track of their goods. This is because DHL is one of the most used couriers worldwide, rivalled only by other sector heavyweights such as FedEx and UPS (which are based in America), DPD and GEODIS in Europe, and 4PX and Cainiao in Asia. All of the aforementioned couriers offer worldwide shipping which means businesses that use these couriers need universal tracking in order to keep up with the flow of goods being handled.

Although major businesses and eCommerce marketplaces do have preferred couriers which whom they work, the truth is many of them use either multiple couriers for the delivery of goods, and in a lot of cases, multiple couriers handle the transportation and delivery of individual packages too.

This means that not only do these businesses need universal tracking on items, but they also need a tracking provider capable of multicarrier tracking. This is why Ship24's universal, multicarrier DHL tracking API is being chosen by both large and small businesses, so they can keep track of their packages wherever they are and whoever they are being handled by.

Indeed, goods delivery purchased with DHL will often mean multiple handlers are involved in delivery, especially goods which are going to be delivered overseas. Ship24's tracking API offers DHL tracking API services for not only the European-based company, but thousands of different logistics companies, carriers, marketplaces, e-tailers, and package handlers worldwide, meaning our tracking API is a one-stop-shop for all your tracking services. Not only that, but our competitive pricing plans and flexible service options mean you can pick the plan that's right for you.

You can even start a free plan to test out our services and functionality straight away, with integration achievable in mere minutes thanks to our international team of experts.

If you want more information, please feel free to reach out to our team either via the chatbox on our pricing page (which will appear when you click on the page, and will instantly put you in touch with one of our team) or via the contact us section at the bottom of the website.

How can I integrate DHL tracking API from Ship24?

Integrating a DHL tracking API into your eCommerce site is simple, just follow these steps.

Ship24 DHL Tracking API Integration

  1. Create an account on Ship24.
  2. Head over to the tracking API page.
  3. Click on "Get Started".
  4. Choose from one of our plans, "per-shipment" or "per-call". We recommend choosing the "per-shipment" plan as it offers extensive features, comes at an affordable price, and relays information faster.
  5. Follow the documentation that can be found on the dashboard to integrate your DHL tracking API.

Choosing any of the plans will give you 10 free tracked shipments. If you have any concerns or questions about the plans or how to integrate the tracking API, feel free to contact our in-house support and we will make sure to assist and guide you every step of the way!

When you choose the per-shipment plan, you can also include our Shipment Tracking Dashboard which is our tracking API companion that helps you make the most out of your plans! Experience added benefits and features to track your shipments with ease.

Likewise, you can also integrate FedEx package tracking API, USPS package tracking API, UPS package tracking API, and many other private and postal couriers from around the world, only with Ship24.

Where can I find Ship24's DHL tracking API documentation?

When you have created an account and successfully subscribed to one of the tracking API plans, you can find the documentation on the dashboard. The documentation tells you all about the integration of our tracking API into your business or your tracking system. If there are any questions or queries regarding our services, contact our support team so we can help you.

Can I get DHL tracking API for free?

When you have registered an account on Ship24 and have chosen a tracking API plan, you will get 100 free per-call request trials and 10 free per-shipment trials. You can use these free trials to try out the services and if you are satisfied with them, Ship24 offers affordable pricing depending on the number of requests you need.

For large volumes or requests, please contact our team of experts so they can help assist you with them.

Can a DHL tracking API tell me if my package is stuck at customs?

A DHL package tracking API, which Ship24 can provide, will be able to give you all the updates you would usually receive via DHL. Our universal DHL tracking API delivers 100 per cent of the notification available on your shipments, including the latest location and status event updates, wherever your shipment is and whoever it is being handled by (as often, third-party couriers will help with the dispatch and delivery of DHL packages, all of which are covered by Ship24's DHL tracking API services.

In short, tracking API services provided by the universal tracking API provider - Ship24 - is the ultimate way to ensure the fastest delivery time for your DHL package.

Can a tracking API track DHL international packages?

Yes, no matter where your package is around the world, you can guarantee that Ship24's tracking API plans can track your DHL packages. With over 1,200 courier auto-detection, Ship24 can make sure that you will be with every step of the DHL package's journey.

To track your DHL international package, just enter the tracking numbers and let Ship24's tracking API do the job for you. You should get results within a few seconds.

Can I use my DHL tracking number for a tracking API?

When you ship your DHL package, you will receive a DHL package tracking number.

A tracking number is a unique set of numbers, sometimes with letters, that will identify a package for national and international shipping. When you ship a package, buyers usually receive an email confirmation or notification with the DHL tracking number on it.

There are several variations of tracking numbers used by DHL, depending on the type of service the customer chose for the package.

DHL Tracking Number Format

  • A DHL package service tracking number will be a 10-digit numeric, starting with 3S, JVGL or JJD.
  • A DHL Express service tracking number will have a 10-digit numeric beginning with 000, JJD01, JJD00, JVGL or a similar variation.
  • A DHL eCommerce service tracking number will vary from 10 to 39 characters and usually starts with GM, LX, and RX. Alternatively, the tracking number can start with up to five digits.
  • A DHL Global Forwarding service tracking number could have a number of different tracking code variations, including a 7-digit numeric only, a 1 number followed by 2 letters and 4-6 numbers or begins with 3 or 4 letters, with a 3-digit carrier code, followed by a dash, then an 8 digit number.

Can a tracking API read any DHL package tracking number?

When searching for a DHL package, people are concerned that they need to know which DHL number corresponds with which DHL service, such as those listed above. However, if they visit the Ship24 tracking site and enter their number to find where their package is, the global tracking system can instantly recognize the tracking number and match it with the service in order to find real-time information on its current whereabouts status.

The benefit of using Ship24 is it takes the onus off the customer needing to know about their tracking number, what it means and where to use it. Instead, customers can bring their DHL tracking number, or any courier tracking number, to the Ship24 website and it will do the work for them.

Business demands have meant this has gone a step further, with enterprises wanting to up their tracking capabilities with a direct link to tracking companies. This is achieved by integrating with an API, and where better to start than one of the leading universal tracking API providers, Ship24.

By harnessing the power of the Ship24 tracking Application Programming Interface (API) system, you can Integrate powerful shipping capabilities into your business. A tracking API will allow your business to get full shipment tracking directly.

Once your business system or server is connected with the Ship24 tracking API, your business can benefit from one of the most powerful package tracking API systems in the market, optimizing your package tracking capabilities from the word go.

Ship24 DHL Tracking API

By integrating your system with the Ship24 tracking API, you can:

  • Customise the tracking API to meet your company's business needs through a number of tracking options with either an API system or a webhook
  • Improve efficiencies in your tracking needs by optimizing your tracking capabilities
  • Guarantee your universal business shipment tracking for DHL and hundreds of other couriers
  • Work with one of the leading tracking API companies, which has one of the fastest tracking system integration times, the highest deciphering rate of tracking numbers, and is backed by the latest tracking technology

Does a tracking API send DHL package tracking notifications?

The Ship24 universal tracking API will send the latest status updates on your package as well as a real-time location to any system connected to the tracking API and Ship24. Some of the common DHL tracking status reports are explained below.

DHL Tracking Notifications

Tracking Notifications Description
Shipment information received The package is registered and has a tracking number but DHL has not received the package.
Arrived at DHL Sort Facility The package is sorted out and is on a DHL truck to be delivered on its respective route.
Arrived at DHL Delivered Facility The package has arrived at a DHL warehouse and will soon be dispatched to the recipient.
Shipment is out with courier for delivery The package is with a DHL driver and it's on its way to the recipient.
Delivered The recipient has received the package.

DHL can opt to increase or decrease the number of status updates on their site at any time and if there are any issues with the tracking status, buyers are advised to contact DHL directly for any queries. This can be done via email, phone, and the DHL website depending on which country the query is originating from.

However, where customers would have to search DHL to get these tracking updates in the past, businesses connected to a global tracking API - such as provided by Ship24 - can get all notifications and updates direct to their system.

The Ship24 tracking API covers DHL packages from over 1,200 different couriers, meaning that whatever the location and the status of the package, the information is sent directly to the business system with which the tracking API is connected.

Businesses utilizing this service need no longer spend considerable time searching various courier sites and package handlers across the globe, but instead, use the one-stop-shop universal tracking API from ship24 as a solution for their global shipment tracking needs.

How long does it take for a tracking API to update a DHL package?

Usually, DHL updates the status of all tracked packages within a few minutes through an electronic device when receiving or sending a package. It is the responsibility of the courier and handlers to make the updates. Once this information is registered it becomes what is known as a tracking event.

Tracking event updates are constantly being searched and found by the Ship24 tracking system and the universal tracking API system will be able to provide the latest information on a DHL package or package as soon as it takes place. If an enterprise is connected to the Ship24 tracking API, it will be able to get information on the package instantly should it wish to receive the information.

Alternatively, they can step up a global tracking API with webhook capabilities, which will provide information to the server as soon as it happens.

Does a tracking API tell me how long a DHL delivery takes?

The average time for a DHL Express delivery is around 1-6 working days between most major destinations, with standard services taking a little longer. However, the Ship24 tracking API enables a business to know in real-time the location of their DHL package, which often helps give the best indication of the estimated delivery time.

Status updates via the tracking API on the package also help to keep businesses most informed on the progress of their delivery, contributing to a clearer time of delivery.

Can the tracking API track DHL deliveries on Sunday?

DHL doesn't deliver packages on the weekends in the US but does deliver in some countries in Asia. However, just because they do deliver on the weekends doesn't mean that your package cannot be tracked.

To track your package on Sunday, simply copy your DHL tracking number and paste it onto the Ship24 homepage. You can track up to 10 DHL tracking numbers at the same time and get results in a short time.

Why is my DHL package progress not updating via my tracking API?

If the DHL tracking information is not updated, it could be caused by delays in the courier line. Tracking update events are recorded instantly by the Ship24 tracking API system therefore businesses can rest assured that any tracking updates will be instantly available as soon as they happen. However, if you are expecting a package to have made certain progress and it has not, then this may be a problem with the courier itself.

Problems can include delays in the movement of your package, such as through unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather conditions grounding flights or blocking roads or ships becoming trapped in shipping lanes such as has happened in the Suez Canal.

However, delays could also be caused by an obstruction to the package's movement such as a problem at customs. If this is the case, updates about the package status should help the business be able to understand and solve the issue.

By signing up for the global tracking API system from Ship24 and having access to the latest information on the status and location of their DHL package, businesses can better understand the potential issues that the movement of their package may be experiencing. Having a direct connection with hundreds of couriers and shops through the Ship24 tracking API puts businesses in the best situation to be most informed on the location of their shipment and proceed accordingly.

Can a tracking API follow a DHL package effectively?

Sometimes, shipment waybill numbers are recycled by DHL for operational reasons. Therefore, sometimes two shipments travelling under the same waybill number will occur. However, individual packages will be separated and sent to their addresses accordingly. The Ship24 tracking API has the ability to understand this and channel the correct information on your package and shipment.

Ship24’s tracking API is a all-in-one tracking solution for your business.

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